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JERRY SEINFELD AND GEORGE COSTANZA REUNITE AT TOM'S RESTAURANT FOR SUPER BOWL HALFTIME
After weeks of speculation, we now finally know what Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were doing at Tom's Restaurant in New York City, site of many epic scenes during Seinfeld's long-running sitcom. During halftime of the Super Bowl, fans were treated to a clever Seinfeld-esque dialogue between Seinfeld and Alexander's George Costanza character held at the restaurant, in which the pair recounts a time Costanza cheered too loud at a Super Bowl party and was banned from returning the following year. At the end, they are joined by Seinfeld's on-show nemesis and comedic foil, Newman. The ad was a promotion for a longer, 6-minute episode of Seinfeld's web series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," which is sponsored by Acura.
“PUPPY LOVE”: 2014 AD METER WINNER
Budweiser's precious puppy has pranced off with the best-of-breed ribbon for Super Bowl commercials. For the second consecutive year — and the 12th time in the past 14 years — Anheuser-Busch has earned one the most coveted of U.S. advertising honors, winning USA TODAY's consumer-judged Ad Meter for Super Bowl commercials. The ad, about a spunky puppy who is adopted but keeps coming back home to the Clydesdale horse it loves, gave more than a passing creative nod to a Budweiser spot that won last year's Ad Meter, about a savvy horse that keeps returning to its trainer. For the 26th consecutive year, USA TODAY's Ad Meter reached out to consumers to vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercials.
The top five ads, as voted upon by this year's Ad Meter panel, including final ratings are:
1. Anheuser-Busch – Puppy Love – 8.29
2. Doritos – Cowboy Kid – 7.58
3. Budweiser – Hero's Welcome – 7.21
4. Doritos – Time Machine – 7.13
Radio Shack – Phone Call – 7.00
ACTOR PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN DIES
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said yesterday. Hoffman, 46, was found in the bathroom of the fourth-floor apartment, the sources told CNN. Hoffman won an Academy Award for best actor for the 2005 biopic "Capote." He also appeared in "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt," and "The Master," for which he was nominated as best supporting actor.